“Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived.” (A. Christie)'
“It’s better to have loved and lost, than not have loved at all.” (A.Tennyson)
I. Вступительное слово учителя.
Teacher: Hello, boys and girls. Today we are going to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. And we’ll have a contest between two teams: boys’ and girls’. Today we are going to speak about the history of the holiday. I hope you’ll enjoy the party.Each team will get hearts for the correct answers. At the end of our game you’ll count them to see who the winner is.
Teacher: Do you know the main hero of the holiday?
Students: St. Valentine!
II. Речевая разминка.
Teacher: Would you answer some questions? Students answer the questions and get
hearts for the correct answers.
III. Актуализация знаний.
Teacher: Now let’s learn more about St. Valentine. (Просмотр презентации, учащиеся читают текст по очереди с экрана) (Cлайды 2-3)
St. Valentine’s Day has its roots in several legends. This is the legend of how St. Valentine’s Day began.Valentine lived in Rome in the times of the emperor Claudius II nearly 17 centuries ago. When Roman Emperor Claudius II needed soldiers, he made a law against marrying because he felt that marriage made men want to stay at home instead of fighting wars. But the priest Valentine couldn’t agree with the Emperor’s decision. When he saw that young couples were truly in love, he married them secretly.He was caught and put into prison and sentenced to the death.
Once a young girl came to him. She was the prison guard’s daughter. She was blind and I treated her blindness. Her father let her visit him sometimes. They talked for hours and she helped him to be brave. Nevertheless, the day of his execution came. Valentine wrote her a little final farewell message where he thanked her for the friendship and he signed below “Love from your Valentine”. It was on the 14th of February 269. Since then people have always remembered about Valentine.
IV. Конкурсные задания. Symbols of St. Valentine’s Day.
Teacher: What symbols of this holiday do you know? You have a minute.
Students from each team name the symbols of St. Valentine’s Day in turn and get a heart if they name more words. (Cupid, lace, rose, heart, gift/present – подарок, letter – письмо, card – открытка, dove – голубь, swan –лебедь, ring – кольцо, sweets - сладости, конфеты, candy – конфета, ribbon – ленточка, note – записка)
V. Teacher: Now we’ll play “Crambo”.
Change one or two letters of the word on the paper and you’ll find holiday words. You have 3 minutes for this task. Teacher gives the paper with the task to each team.(nose-rose, miss-kiss, race-lace, lift-gift, dove-love, fear-dear, money-honey, shower-flower, vote-note, brandy-candy, bard-card) (Приложение 1)
VI. Конкурс “Валентинок”
Teacher: What a holiday without a Valentine’s card!
But the rhymes for the card are mixed up. You have to put them in the correct order. Work in teams for 2-3 minutes. (Приложение 2)
Teacher gives the glue, the lines of the poem and a heart where to glue them to.
Teacher: Now will you read your poems?
Students read their poems and get hearts if they are correct.
You've given me a reason
For smiling once again,
You've filled my life with peaceful dreams
and you've become my closest friend.
VII. Конкурс стихов.
Teacher: A lot of poets wrote about love. Now we’re going to listen to some of their work.
Several students recite the poems by heart and get hearts. (Приложение 3)
VIII. Творческий конкурс
Teacher: You’ve managed with the English rhymes but what about Russian ones? Continue the line in Russian “В день Св.Валентина вижу странную картину…”. Work in teams for 5 minutes. (Cлайд 5)
Teacher: Now will you read your poems?
Students read their poems and get hearts if they have managed to do the task.
IX. Happy Valentine Quiz. (Презентация, слайды 6-7).
1. Choose the right answer.
1. How do you spell ‘14th’?
a) fourteenth; b) fourteenth; c) fourtynth
2. Where was the holiday born?
а) in ancient Egypt; b) in ancient Greece; c) in ancient Rome.
3. Do people usually sign their Valentine cards?
a) yes; b) no; c) as they like.
4. Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
а)William Shakespeare; b) Alexander Pushkin;c)Mark Twain.
5. What colour is traditional for Valentine’s Day?
a) white; b) red; c) green.
6. What is the English for “возлюбленный”?
a) sweetheart; b) heartsweet; c) sweet tooth.
7. What does yellow rose mean?
a) innocence; b) friendship; c) happiness.
(Слайд 8 - Clue: A) 1. B,2. C, 3. B, 4. A, 5. B, 6. A, 7. B.
2. Can you match these couples? (Слайд 9)
|1. Tristan||a) Ludmila|
|2. Romeo||b) Becky Thatcher|
|3. Tom Sawyer||c) Gerda|
|4. Adam||d) Isolda|
|5. Kay||e) Eve|
|6. Ruslan||f) Juliet|
Clue: 1. D, 2. F, 3. B, 4. e, 5. C, 6. A.)
X. Конкурс предсказаний. (Слайд 11)
Teacher: Russian people told their fortune with a daisy. Do you know how they do it in England? They do it with an apple. Have a quarter of an apple and take the apple seeds out of it, then count. Afterwards we’ll hear what the number of the seeds means. (Слайд 10)
One of the students tells the fortune.
This is one of the ways how the English girls learn about their fortunes on the St. Valentine’s Day. They take an apple and cut it into 4 parts, count the seeds from the apple and find the fortune in the poem:
One – I love,
Two – I love,
Three – I love, I say.
Four – I love with all my heart,
Five – I cast away.
Six – he loves,
Seven – she loves,
Eight – they both love,
Nine – he comes,
Ten – he tarries, (останавливаться)
Eleven - he courts, (ухаживать)
Twelve – he marries.
XI. Итоги. Рефлексия. (Cлайд 12)
Teacher: Now let us summarize, count the hearts and we’ll see who has won the contest.
I hope you’ve had lots of fun. Everybody gets candies.
Rеflection (Слайд 12)
Now I know why ………
During today’s remembered….
lesson I have earnt……
Now I can speak about……